Tonight is the night! We open Beauty and the Beast at Newmarket Theatre this evening and our cast could not be more ready for an audience! With stirring musical numbers like “Be Our Guest,” “Something There,” and “Beauty and the Beast,” this lavish production radiates with sweetness and light. Discover the redemptive power of love with a charming story that will warm your heart and affirm your faith in miracles.
It's no easy feat being the youngest lead performers in any production, but our two shining stars, Lucas Geuzebroek and Ashley Romanovich, are loving being Chip in Beauty and the Beast! The production opens this Thursday and our Chip's are eager to take the stage. We asked Lucas and Ashley a few questions as they prepare for the exciting run. Here's what they had to say...
We are officially under a week away from opening night of Beauty and the Beast at Newmarket Theatre! Just in time for tech week, we wanted to introduce two of the shining stars of our cast. Hunter Agnew will be seen as Lumiere after previously performing in Wavestage productions such as Titanic and Big Fish (Don Price). Michael Barker makes a grand return to Wavestage as Cogsworth. Long-term Wavestage audiences will remember him from our productions of Cabaret (Emcee) and Oliver (Fagin).
Get to know these two hysterical talents before seeing them on stage from April 19-22 at Newmarket Theatre!
When we held auditions for Beauty and the Beast, our creative team had a very specific vision in mind for the leading role. There were over 200 applicants for this role alone - our leading lady emerged from the sea of hopefuls! We have no doubt that our Belle, Genna Giampaolo, will wow you will her incredible performance as this iconic leading lady. Here's what she had to say about her experience preparing for this role:
It's the iconic villainous duo that everybody loves to hate (or secretly love). Although their portrayals are convincing, we can assure you that the real men behind the roles of Gaston and LeFou are nothing like their theatrical counterparts. We talked with our very own Gaston, Bevan Bühler, and Lefou, Milton Dover, to take a peek into their process as they prepare for these roles.
Earlier this month, our cast of Beauty and the Beast gathered for the first time to perform a table read of this exciting production! In these first few hours we began to see this "tale as old as time" step off of the page and come to life. We are thrilled to have such a multi-talented cast and will be sharing many more behind-the-scenes sneak peeks in the coming weeks as we dive into rehearsals!